WACs > Title 246 > Chapter 246-828 > Section 246-828-040
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Examination review and appeal proceduresâHearing aid specialist.
(1) Any applicant who does not pass the examination may request an informal review by the board of the examination results. This request must be in writing and must be received by the department within thirty days of the date the examination results were transmitted to the applicant. (2) The procedure for the informal review is as follows: (a) An applicant submitting a written request for an informal review by the deadline described in subsection (1) of this section will be contacted by the department to arrange an appointment to appear in person at a time and place determined by the department to review the examination. (b) The applicant will be provided a form to complete in defense of the applicant's examination answers at the time of the examination review. (c) The applicant will be identified only by applicant number for the purpose of this procedure. Letters of reference or requests for special consideration will not be read or considered by the board. (d) The applicant may bring textbooks or published material for use in completing the informal review, but such material must be retained by the department until the board has completed the informal review. (e) The applicant will not be allowed to take any notes or materials from the review location. (f) The information submitted to the board for its consideration in the informal review must state the specific reason or reasons why the results of the examination should be changed. The board will not modify examination results unless the applicant can prove or show conclusive evidence of error in examination content or procedure, or bias, prejudice, or discrimination in the examination process. The board will not consider a challenge to the examination unless the total revised score including the questions or sections to be reviewed could result in a passing score in the examination. (g) The board will schedule a closed session meeting to conduct the informal review of the material submitted by the applicant. (h) The applicant will be notified in writing of the results of the informal review. [Statutory Authority: 2014 c 189, RCW 18.35.161, 18.130.062, and 18.130.020. WSR 15-14-092, Â§ 246-828-040, filed 6/29/15, effective 7/1/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.35.161 (1) and (3). WSR 95-19-017, Â§ 246-828-040, filed 9/7/95, effective 10/8/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.35.161. WSR 91-11-031 (Order 165B), recodified as Â§ 246-828-040, filed 5/8/91, effective 6/8/91; WSR 89-14-007 (Order PM 848), Â§ 308-50-035, filed 6/22/89; WSR 89-04-017 (Order PM 818), Â§ 308-50-035, filed 1/23/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.35.161(3). WSR 87-14-030 (Order PM 654), Â§ 308-50-035, filed 6/26/87.]